Felicity Gerry QC is an international QC with chambers in London, Leeds and Australia. She was Legal Personality of the Year for 2016 and has been recognised in the Legal 500 as “well respected for national and international appellate issues” and “Fearless and independent minded” and in Chambers and Partners as “a vastly experienced advocate noted for her experience in serious sexual cases, homicides and frauds”. She led the appeal that corrected the law on joint enterprise in the UK Supreme Court, described by the BBC as a ‘moment of genuine legal history’ and had appeals on the same subject in Australia and Hong Kong. She works commercially on fraud, bribery, corruption and slavery in supply chains and pro bono, including assisting on death penalty cases.
Felicity has appeared in the BAFTA nominated FGM documentary The Cruel Cut and ABC Foreign Correspondent’s documentary Saving Mary Jane and BBC 3 Series ‘Sex on the Edge’ , Channel 5 April Jones Murder documentary, Channel 5 Sarah Payne Documentary and on all major news channels including ABC, BBC News, Sky News, Russia Today and Al Jazeera.
Felicity is Professor of Legal Practice at Deakin University where she lectures Criminal law and Evidence and is involved in the clinical programs.
She is also an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney where she recently taught Independent Study on Terrorism, Cybercrime and Sexual Offending. She is a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University where she has lectured in International Criminal Law, Transnational Law, Criminal Law and Evidence, Science & Law and ‘Law, Justice & the State’
Felicity leads an Indigenous Justice and Exoneration Project where she provides students and volunteers with pro bono opportunities to research legal issues that affect Indigenous people and assists prisoners serving over 10 years, one of whom was featured in the Zak Grieve Documentary
She is one of the foremost legal experts which broadcasters go to for media commentary and presentation of international legal issues.
Felicity speaking at the Oxford Union debate on Anonymity
FELICITY GERRY QC has published numerous articles and texts She is Co-Author of The Sexual Offences Handbook (now in its second edition) and contributed to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (Law and Practice), and
Her co-authored report for Lexis Nexis on Women in Prison: Is the Justice System Fit For Purpose? was described as ‘the most important report since Corston’. It followed a previous report Women in Prison: Is the Penal System Fit for Purpose.
She is on the Management Committee of The Advocate’s Gateway which produces toolkits for advocacy with vulnerable people. She has a particular expertise in issues relating to vulnerable witnesses and suspects and provided her advocacy expertise to an MDAC project providing training to lawyers across all 28 Member States of the EU on the rights of children with mental disabilities. Her Chapter on vulnerable witnesses and parties in civil proceedings in Addressing Vulnerability in Justice Systems (published 2016) was described as “such a broadly comprehensive chapter on the subject of vulnerability within the legal system that it could stand as a practitioners’ potted guide in itself”.
Felicity can be contacted here.
Felicity presenting at the Australian Bar Association Convergence ConferenceJuly 11, 2019 - July 12, 2019
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- Labor Trafficking: The Garcia Case and Beyond (Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia)
- Human Trafficking in the Drug Trade: Lessons for Attorneys from the Mary Jane Veloso Case (Felicity Gerry, QC)
- The New York Approach: A Lawyer’s Guide to Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (Nicole Campion)
- Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Australia (Fiona McLeod, SC)
- Using Digital Technologies to Combat Human Trafficking: Privacy Implications (Felicity Gerry QC, Julia Muraszkiewicz, LL.M., and Niovi Vavoula, LL.M.)
- Human Trafficking in the Dark: Sex Trafficking on the Dark Web (Bryanne Perlanski)
- Using the New Social Influence Model (SIM) to Pursue Justice for Trafficking Victims (Nora M. Cronin and Alan W. Scheflin)
- Trauma In Sex-Trafficked Children (Melissa L. Breger)
- The Human Rights Argument in Human Trafficking: Duty to Identify Victims (Julia Muraszkiewicz)
- Gender Issues in Human Trafficking: Empowering Women and Girls Through Awareness and Law (Felicity Gerry QC and Catarina Sjölin, LL.M.)
- Human Trafficking and Cults (Robin Boyle Laisure)
At Halsbury Law Exchange’s ‘Think Tank’ event – our paper was described as “the most important report since Corston”
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